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MLS: Largest league in the world by 2020

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Don Garber has big plans for MLS (©GettyImages)
Don Garber has big plans for MLS (©GettyImages).

Major League Soccer’s Commissioner Don Garber last night announced the plans to add another four teams by the 2020 season and become the largest professional league. 

The league had previously added 10 clubs since the beginning of the 2005 season, with the recent addition of New York City FC, and would become the largest professional league in the world with 24 teams. 

The announcement was made during the half-time break of the MLS All-star match with AS Roma on Wednesday night held at Sporting Park, the home stadium of Kansas City.

Although the location of the teams have yet to be decided, Garber, 55, has revealed the league has already held discussions with potential owners. 

“These expansion clubs have brought new ideas that have contributed to our strategy for growing the league. 

“The addition of new markets has expanded our geographic reach while increasing our fan base,” the Commissioner said in a league press release

“The strength, passion and vision of the MLS ownership is the success of our league. It will help us achieve our visions of being among the best leagues in the world,” he continued.

Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Detroit and Sacramento are just a few states to have been mentioned.

 

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